The Myths of "green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the FutureBook - 2010
Another contrarian assessment of America's energy situation--and the gulf between the goals of the green movement and our vast need for power--by the author of Gusher of Lies. Armed with fully footnoted facts and revealing graphics, Bryce explains why most of the hype about renewable energy and "green" technology is just that--hype. He shows why renewable sources like wind and solar are not "green" and why they cannot provide the scale of energy that the world demands. He negates the notion that the US wastes huge amounts of energy. Indeed, the facts show that over the past three decades the US has been among the world's best at reducing its energy intensity, carbon intensity, and per-capita energy use. He goes on to skewer electric cars, T. Boone Pickens, and Denmark as an "energy smart" model, and explains what will really be needed to transform the global energy sector.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, c2010
Characteristics: xix, 394 p. : ill. ; 25 cm